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Covid-19 and support for self-employed people

EDM (Early Day Motion) 320: tabled on 24 March 2020

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 29 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House recognises that there are over 4.9 million self-employed workers in the UK contributing over £275 billion to the UK economy; welcomes the Federation of Small Businesses’ #ThinkSelfEmployed campaign to raise awareness of the current lack of provision for these workers in the Government’s fiscal package to tackle the economic effects of the covid-19 pandemic; commends those self-employed people who have taken part in the #ThinkSelfEmployed campaign to make their needs known to the Government; welcomes the Chief Secretary to the Treasury’s pledge to the self-employed that help is coming; recognises however that many self-employed workers are already out of pocket and that the utmost urgency is therefore required in the Government’s response; calls on the Government to give a degree of certainty to the self-employed on when this help will come; and further calls on the Government to heed the calls from the Scottish Cabinet Secretaries for Finance and for Economy, Fair Work and Culture to expand the jobs retention scheme to cover the self-employed and widen access to statutory sick pay to the self-employed.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 March 2020
Glasgow Central
Sobel, Alex
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2020
Leeds North West
Ferrier, Margaret
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 March 2020
Rutherglen and Hamilton West
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 March 2020
Edinburgh North and Leith
Hosie, Stewart
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 March 2020
Dundee East
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 March 2020
Edinburgh South West
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 March 2020
Glasgow North West
Stone, Jamie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 March 2020
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Chapman, Douglas
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 March 2020
Dunfermline and West Fife
MacAskill, Kenny
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 March 2020
East Lothian
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 March 2020
Lanark and Hamilton East
Black, Mhairi
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 March 2020
Paisley and Renfrewshire South
Gray, Neil
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 March 2020
Airdrie and Shotts
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 March 2020
Falkirk
Docherty-Hughes, Martin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 March 2020
West Dunbartonshire
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 March 2020
Glasgow North
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 March 2020
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 April 2020
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Gibson, Patricia
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 April 2020
North Ayrshire and Arran
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 21 April 2020
Strangford
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 April 2020
Glasgow South
Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 April 2020
Livingston
Hanvey, Neale
Independent
Signed on 5 May 2020
Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.